HR20 Wish List Survey

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  1. Oct 24, 2006 #1 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    See the results of the HR20 Wish List Survey (rev 1)

    Note: This version of the HR20 Wish List Survey was closed on 16-Feb-2007. Please look for the next generation HR20 Wish List.

    Welcome to the HR20 Wish List Survey - The unofficial feature request list

    The survey consists of a number of items that have been suggested by folks here at DBStalk.com. You can rate each item from lower to higher with the lowest value being one (1) and the highest value being five (5). The value displayed in the results section is the average of all of the values entered.

    The HR20 Wish List Survey is evolving as new ideas are hatched and old ideas are implemented. For this reason, I have adopted the following guidelines for changes to the Survey so that the process is constructive for both the participants and for folks at DirecTV that may review it.

    Guidelines

    The Survey will typically be updated each Friday morning (PST).

    Additions to the list
    Prior to 26-Jan-2007, any new item suggested was added to the list.
    Beginning 26-Jan-2007, the following guidline will be used instead:


    With the exception of a "killer" feature, all new item requests will be automatically added to The Back Burner. Features/Items will make their way off of The Back Burner and onto the main list by popular demand. This will be done by having a "Call for Poll" where there must be a First (the Call) and a Second within a 24 hour time period before a Poll will be created on DBStalk.com. The Poll will simply ask if the feature/item should be moved from The Back Burner onto the main list. The Poll should be a 3-day poll to give sufficient time for voting, and a link to the poll should be placed in this thread for reference. A simple majority (50% or higher) will move the item from The Back Burner onto main list. Items will be added to the HR20 Wish List Survey during the Friday updates.

    Removals from the list
    Each new item will get at least 15 days on the HR20 Wish List Survey. These items are easy to identify by the [​IMG] icon. After 15 days, the following guidelines will be used. An item will be removed from the list as soon as practical if it can be determined that the item is no longer necessary (e.g. DirecTV fixed it or someone discovers a suitable workaround). With the addition of The Back Burner, items are less likely to be removed entirely from the HR20 Wish List Survey if they are low-scoring. However, if in the first 4 weeks, an Item fails to maintain a score of 2.0 or higher, it will be removed completely from the HR20 Wish List Survey. In addition, if an item marked "unlikely to be implemented" fails to maintain a score of 2.5 or higher, it will be removed completedly from the HR20 Wish List Survey. Items will be removed from the HR20 Wish List Survey during the Friday updates.

    The Back Burner
    Begining 26-Jan-2007, there will be a new type of item on the HR20 Wish List Survey called The Back Burner. This is simply a holding area for any item that consistently scores below a 3.0 for a 4 week time period. While some of these items may be nice to have, there is a poor response from the community to have these items added to the HR20. These items are not removed from the list, but, instead, put on the back burner for future reference. As some of the more important items from the main list become new features of the HR20, The Back Burner items may become more desired. Simply follow the Additions guideline above for getting them back onto the main list. Non-new items on The Back Burner must spend 4 weeks off of the HR20 Wish List Survey before they can be considered again for the main list.

    Wording adjustments
    The wording of an item may be changed for clarification.

    Changes To the List

    2007
    February: 09-Feb-2007, 02-Feb-2007
    January: 26-Jan-2007, 19-Jan-2007, 12-Jan-2007, 05-Jan-2007

    2006
    December: 29-Dec-2006, 22-Dec-2006, 15-Dec-2006, 08-Dec-2006, 01-Dec-2006
    November: 24-Nov-2006, 17-Nov-2006, 10-Nov-2006, 08-Nov-2006, 03-Nov-2006
    October: 27-Oct-2006

    The HR20 Wish List Survey started on 24-Oct-2006


    Click here to see all of the changes that have been made to the list.
     
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  2. Oct 24, 2006 #2 of 700
    jsevinsk

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    It's hard to put 62 items in order of preference. Why don't you eliminate the rank selector, and for each of the five buttons, make the left button mean "I don't care if I get this or not" and the right button mean "I better get this, or I'll set the building on fire."
     
  3. Oct 24, 2006 #3 of 700
    dtvmiami

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    Simply Brilliant! Perhaps D* could use someone like u. A well deserved sticky. Nothing but props for this "HR20 Wishlist Survey" Hopefully the masses will take their time to fill this out and D* will hear our pleas and take action.

    Personally, i'm printing this and will 1st rank from 1-62, then will place a value on each one. It's obvious you took your time to make this survey possible, so I took will take my time to fill out accordingly. TY:D
     
  4. Oct 24, 2006 #4 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    I toyed with the idea of not including RANK on initial deployment. I agree that it's tough with 62. I do think RANK would be more appropriate if the list could be paired to a smaller number (30?).

    After more data is entered, it may become clear that a simple 1-5 preference VALUE method is the best choice. I'm going to let it sit for a few days before I make that decision.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2006 #5 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    Thanks.

    One other thing I forgot to mention. I was originally going to have the wishlist entry items randomly show up (that's still probably the "right" way), but with more data, I expect the same items to start showing up higher in the list for everyone (can you say "Dual Buffers"). Since there are so many choices, the wishlist entry items will appear in the same order that they are currently ranked .. This MIGHT NOT be exactly the same as your printout, but it's going to be much closer than if I made them random.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2006 #6 of 700
    dtvmiami

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    I C.
    I think what's important here is, what will end up in the top, cause those will be what the masses are 'wishing' for. Thus, regardless of entry items showing up random or not the end result is that most won't deny the desire of the top 3.

    Keep it the ranking system, for without it the survey could end up in virtual tie with several features. America loves to pay attention who's #1 and the runner-ups will get airtime as well,lol.

    Whatever decision you take, we should back you up on it. If someone thinks they can do a better survey, they have right to. And i'd back them up as well. I'm all for users empowering ourselves and persuading D* to implement features that would just simple spoil us.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2006 #7 of 700
    tiger2005

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    Great Job! Hopefully D* will take this survey and do some serious evaluation on it. It can be nothing but useful to them.
     
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    It already has the ability to change defaults for series recordings, doesn't it?
     
  9. Oct 24, 2006 #9 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    I don't know .. I took the list from a different source and some of it may be inaccurate. If it does have this ability, then I will put it on my purge list.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2006 #10 of 700
    fpd917

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    Great idea! Do you think D* will listen though! I hope they will, we need dual buffers. I did not tell my wife and she was watching a show on Food and HGTV at the same time and switched channels and lost her spot, bad news in my house. Anyways, great idea. Thanks for your time.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2006 #11 of 700
    Capmeister

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    I created the list you used. ;) I merely cut and pasted the requests of the forum users. I didn't verify if some things were already possible.

    And COOL utility! Thanks for going to the hard work and putting the list to use!
     
  12. Oct 24, 2006 #12 of 700
    Milominderbinder2

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    Love the survey!

    Two suggestions are already features of the HR-20.

    The ability to mark and delete multiple items in the MyVOD list [drawnad]

    We documented this feature in the HR-20 Tips and Tricks:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=67933

    The steps are on p. 4 under MyVOD.

    Likewise, this request is alredy a feature:

    The ability to change the default options on series link [RobertE]

    p. 4 under Record Defaults.

    Just found another one that is alreadty a feature:

    An option to list channels in column and time in rows, so I can get a quick glance of what is coming in the next a few hours on one particular channel. [Dusty]

    p. 3 under Search Tips - 4 clicks.

    At least two requests appear to also already be features. I will check.

    -Craig
     
  13. Oct 24, 2006 #13 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    Thanks for the update. I'll remove these once I create a merge & purge function so that I can maintain data integrity for the remaining items in the list.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2006 #14 of 700
    Earl Bonovich

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    I have should have responded when I sticked the thread.

    Thanks again for doing this...
     
  15. Oct 24, 2006 #15 of 700
    Earl Bonovich

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    Not to be a bug-a-boo...

    But isn't:
    "Live buffer continues recording the last channel while watching a recorded show "

    currently working in the latest version?
     
  16. Oct 24, 2006 #16 of 700
    Doug Brott

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    I can check when I get home this evening, but perhaps someone else can confirm.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2006 #17 of 700
    kenmoo

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    Several folks over the last few weeks have suggested a one step or one button option on the remote or menu to turn Closed Captioning on and off. Would that belong on this list? Also maybe instructions somewhere on what the CC secondary options mean.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2006 #18 of 700
    houskamp

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    ability to backup setting to a pc over ethernet (when port becomes active). Would help with dead boxes :)
    And ota of course
     
  19. Oct 24, 2006 #19 of 700
    Milominderbinder2

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    I too very much use Closed Captioning even though it is technicallly Closed Captioning for the Hearing Impared. I claim I am not hearing impared. My wife claims I don't listen. Oh well...

    I use CC for shows like ER where they talk so fast and use jargon, it is the only way I can understand them. I also use it when there are others in the room talking and I can't hear the TV.

    Right now the steps are difficult to get to Closed Captioning:
    Press MENU
    Click Help & Settings
    Click Setup
    Click Display
    CLOSED CAPTIONING - and then set it up and exit.

    It is about 10 clicks that are hard to remember. It used to be a single button.

    Worse, you are supposed to choose between many channels of Closed Captioning when in reality, typically only the first channel works.

    This is important and not user friendly.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2006 #20 of 700
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    Cool survey
     
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